KFF is an independent, nonpartisan organization that has timely data, analysis, public opinion polling and journalism on health policy subjects, as well as experts who can translate complicated policy into plain English. We produce basic materials about the U.S. health system and global health, but also materials on timely health reform policy debates like surprise medical bills and Medicare-for-all.

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Our basic resources are gathered here and include fact sheets and explainers about a range of topics, including the Affordable Care Act, health reform efforts, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, health costs,  HIV/AIDS and women’s health.

You will also find links to our public opinion polling work as well as columns from KFF President and CEO Drew Altman.

The Affordable Care Act

The 2010 law made major changes to the nation’s health care system, including the expansion of Medicaid, the creation of insurance marketplaces with subsidies for low- and modest-income people, new protections for people with pre-existing conditions, expanded preventive services and more.

Disparities Policy

Analysis of health care disparities affecting underserved groups and strategies to promote equity in health care.

Drew Altman Columns

KFF President and CEO Drew Altman contributes columns to Axios and other national news outlets that analyze and demystify the political and policy issues of health care in the U.S.

Global Health Policy

The latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health, focusing on key issues facing policymakers, journalists, non-governmental organizations and others in the global health arena.

Health Costs

Data and analysis on rising expenditures in health care, including for premiums, deductibles, prescription drugs and more.

Health Reform

Explaining efforts to significantly remake the U.S. health care system and analyzing the likely effects on people, programs and spending.

HIV/AIDS (Domestic Policy)

The latest data and analysis on the U.S. HIV epidemic, including key trends over time, impact by region and population, and information on the government’s response.


The nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income, Medicaid covers 1 in 5 low-income Americans and is the primary payer for long-term care in the U.S.


The federal health program provides health coverage and financial security to 60 million seniors and younger people with disabilities.


Our Public Opinion and Survey Research team conducts and analyzes original research on Americans’ attitudes, knowledge and experiences with the health care system with the goal of amplifying the public’s voice in major national debates.

Private Insurance

More than half the U.S. population is covered through employer-sponsored health insurance or private individual market insurance.

State Data

State Health Facts: Our database with state-level data on a wide variety of indicators, from health costs and coverage to Medicaid and Medicare, minority health, women’s health, HIV/AIDS and more.


Analysis and data on how coverage has changed in recent years, the number of uninsured people and their characteristics, and the financial and access to care implications of not having health coverage.

Women's Health Policy

Analysis and data on the health policies that shape women’s access to care and coverage throughout their lifespan.

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